Modifying POSIX Attributes for samba4 users and groups

steve steve at
Tue Jun 3 05:17:28 MDT 2014

On Fri, 2014-05-30 at 12:36 -0400, Peter Olivia wrote:
> I followed the "Samba AD DC HOWTO" installation instructions using the
> Sernet repo packages for my AD DC systems.  I also followed the "Local user
> management and authentication/sssd" instructions to setup my Linux clients.
>  This setup depends on the directory to look up UNIX/POSIX attributes for
> Linux clients to allow logons.  The issue is that for legacy systems that
> don't have AD capable sssd modules, none of the Samba objects are assigned
> UNIX attributes by default. So none of the accounts are visible to a legacy
> Linux client. 

You can manage unix attributes in ad using the windows tool called
active directory users and computers.

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